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Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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  • 08.19.14

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    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Christopher King


Total cost of 11 trips: $17,079.09


Trips traveled under the office of Bart Gordon

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: I VISITED GENERAL ATOMICS' HEADQUARTERS TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INVOLVED IN SEVERAL PROGRAMS THAT I WILL ENCOUNTER IN MY WORK ON THE COMMITTEE. I TOURED FACILITIES AND RECEIVED BRIEFINGS ON PROGRAMS OF REVELANCE TO SCIENCE, ENER
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,255.38
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR, EDUCATION ON ENERGY ISSUES
Date: May 27, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,530.33
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR, EDUCATION ON OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY ISSUES
Date: Jul 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $323.04
source

Destination: BEIJING, CHINA - URUMQUI, CHINA - SHANGHAIK, CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR FOR EDUCATION ON U.S./CHINA POLICY ISSUES
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,390.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: RECEIVE TECHNICAL BRIEFINGS FROM INTERNATIONAL AUTOMAKERS ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN ADVANCED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES AND TOUR THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $716.14
source

Destination: AIRLIE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND 2-DAY EDUCATIONAL POLICY SEMINAR TITLED, "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN-KAOSHUNG, TAIWAN ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR FOR EDUCATION ON U.S./TAIWAN POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,355.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO BE HELD ON MIT CAMPUS.
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,054.15
source

Destination: VISIT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: MEET WITH FACULTY AND TOUR OF PLASMA PHYSICS LAB
Date: Feb 24, 2003
Expense: $269.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mccrery

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,809.55
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $841.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher King.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.